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Special Relativity - geometric approach?

  1. Oct 20, 2009 #1
    Hi everybody: does anyone know of a good book on special relativity that takes a geometric approach? I'm doing research that requires that I know special relativity, and, while working problems out for personal-practice, all I do is either:

    1) make gamma-messes
    2) clumsily-use invariants, make cross-terms, run into walls...

    Special relativity is something that just escapes me, for some reason. I can do problems at the level of Thornton/Rex's "Modern Physics" quite fine, but when I try Griffiths "Intro...Elementary Particles" chapter 3, I flounder for some strange reason. I decided, then, that it might be best to look into a more intuitive and geometric approach to problem-solving in special relativity: any ideas?
     
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  3. Oct 20, 2009 #2

    George Jones

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    Spacetime Physics by Taylor and Wheeler is an elementary book, but maybe you should take a look at the excellent problems and solutions (only after thinking about the the problems!) in the 1966 paperbact (red) edition.
     
  4. Oct 21, 2009 #3
    http://physics.oregonstate.edu/~tevian/geometry/

    Tevian Dray (who wrote this manuscript) gave a talk at my school once - the talk was very informative, and this is his manuscript for a textbook on it.
     
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